Thursday, November 29, 2012

What Greater Looks Like

I recently began participating in an online Bible Study with Melissa Taylor from Proverbs 31 Ministries.  It is based on the book titled Greater by Pastor Steven Furtick.  This post is to link up to the weekly blog hop.

"God doesn't do greater thinks exclusively through great people. He does them through anyone who is willing to trust Him in greater ways".

I turned 40 two weeks ago.


For the last few months I have been reflecting on many many things.  One of them being that I don't want to live my next 40 years (Lord willing) the same way I lived my last 40.

For the most part I have lived the majority of my life in a constant state of fear.  I suffered panic and anxiety attacks for most of my 20's.  I am not sure why I have been gripped by fear for most of my life.  I have been blessed with a wonderful childhood, a wonderful family to grow up in and I married my soul mate. God has been good to me and still I am bound by the chains of the enemy at times.  I don't want it to be that way in my next 40 years.  I want to be free.  I want to live my life for God, unafraid of what others my think or say about me. 

So what does greater look like for me?

-it means less of me and more of Him
-it means being able to look outside of myself and seeing the needs of others around me
-it means stepping out of my comfort zone and letting Him take the reigns of my life
-being great in the little things so I can do greater things for HIS glory

Trusting Him in greater ways .......that is exactly what greater looks like.


D. Garrison said...

Enjoyed your blog post. Trusting God has been at the core of what He has been teaching me for quite some time now. I, too, have battled fear. God is trying to teach me to back up from trying to analyze and to fix things. He is calling me to let Him lead and work. Guess I have a little more work to do in the trust department.

Nicki Edwards said...

G'day Julie
Thanks for blogging today on our blog hop. I really enjoyed what you wrote. I pray that this study helps you to move past fear and anxiety and step into all that God has planned for your life. Turning 40 is a defining moment and it's no accident that you are doing this study now - God's perfect timing.
I look forward to hearing how your journey turns out over the next 12 months.
God bless you
Nicki (OBS Leader)